Jeremy is a longtime TV broadcaster for the Boston Red Sox and a former outstanding player of the team. He died of cancer at the age of 68. Press Center 5 learned that Remy passed away on Saturday night. On November 8, he is about to celebrate his 69th birthday. Remy resigned from the role of color analyst on the New England Sports Network Red Sox broadcast on August 4 to receive treatment for lung cancer.
This is the seventh time this Massachusetts native was diagnosed with cancer after his initial diagnosis in 2008. The last time he was diagnosed with cancer was in 2018. On June 11, Remy said that during the third game of the Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, he felt short of breath. As a precaution, he withdrew from the broadcast and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. He was released from MGH on June 16 and returned to the broadcast booth on June 20.
His last public appearance was on October 5th, when he pitched for the first time before the American League Wild Card game against the New York Yankees. Remy was born in Fall River on November 8, 1952 and grew up in the nearby town of Somerset. He graduated from Somerset High School and attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.
The fast second baseman nicknamed “Rem Doug” was selected by the Washington Senator in the 19th round of the 1970 MLB Draft, but did not sign with the team. He did sign with the California Angels, who selected him with the 129th overall pick (eighth round) in the second stage of the free agent draft in January 1971. Remy played the first three seasons of his major league career with the Angels and made his debut in April 1975. He became the second captain in team history in June 1977, but was traded to the Red Sox just six months later.
In his first season in Boston in 1978, Remy was selected for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, won a team-high 19 consecutive victories, and ended the year with 30 bases. For the next six seasons, he continued to serve as the Sox’s starting second baseman. On June 14, 1980, Remy stole four bases in a game against his old club, the Angels, setting the Red Sox’s single game record for more than 30 years.
He hit a career-high 19 hits in 1982, and the next season ended with a career-high 178 hits. Remy retired from the major leagues during spring training in 1986 and missed the entire 1985 season due to a knee injury. He could only play in 30 games the previous year. He played 710 games in the seven seasons with the Red Sox, with a batting rate of 0.286 and a steal count of 98.